Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Philip A. Brady
This is a substantially revised version of an earlier paper with the same title written by co-authors Mark Gertler and Simon Gilchrist written in 1994. The goal of this paper is to further understand the importance of financial propagation mechanisms for aggregate behavior and build upon their results. A large portion of economic research on the topic has concluded, with convincing evidence, that credit market frictions may influence business cycles, as well as the direction of changes to monetary policy moving forwards. It also shows that the change in business cycle behavior should be evident across all firms, with the level of effect being dependent on access to credit markets. Because of these conclusions, this paper will look to explore the differences in behavior between small firms and large firms regarding their sales, inventory, and short-term debt.
Brady, Philip A., "Monetary Policy, Business Cycles, and the Behavior of Small Manufacturing Firms" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 696.
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